The Friesian Horse has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries. It originates from Friesland in the north of the Netherlands and is perhaps one of Europes oldest breeds. Friesian Horses were the favoured mount of Knights in Armour in the middle ages, whilst the swan neck, more or-less dished face and high stepping trot is believed to come from crossings with Andalucian horses during the crusades and 80 year war when the Netherlands was occupied by the Spanish.
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8th June 2012